Registration for District 97    

Welcome to District 97's Registration page. If you are interested in enrolling your student into District 97 for the current (2018-19) school year, please review the required documents, then click the link below to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins will not be accepted outside of the listed appointment times.

Required Documents for New Registrations:

  • Original Birth Certificate (Hospital birth certificates not accepted)
  • Parent ID (No Oak Park address needed)
  • Custody Documents (if applicable)
  • Main proof of Residency; 3 supporting documents (see complete list below)
  • Most recent IL Department of Human Services (DHS) health physical exam and immunizations These documents must be dated within the year of the first day of school (8/28/19) for students entering kindergarten, sixth grade, or an Illinois school for the first time. You will have until the first day of school to produce these documents. For more information, please review our Health Requirements for New Students.

Please click the Residency Status that applies to you to see what documents are needed:

How to Register:

New Kindergarten Students:

  • Kindergarten Registration 2019-20 Flyer
  • Students must be at least 5 years old and must be born by or before September 1, 2014.
  • All families must visit one of our kindergarten registration events listed below to prove residency and be issued a “snapcode” to finish the registration process online. 
    • Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 28 - 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Please bring all required documents to either of these registration events at the district office. No appointments needed or accepted.

Early Kindergarten and First Grade Admission

  • According to the Illinois School Code, "Early entrance to kindergarten means the admission of a student to kindergarten who will not yet be 5 years old by September 1 of that school year."
  • Early entrance to first grade is "the admission of a student to first grade who will not yet be 6 years old by September 1 of that school year and who has not completed kindergarten. Students who are younger than 6 upon starting first grade but who were admitted early to kindergarten do not need to be reevaluated prior to admission to first grade," according to the Illinois School Code.
  • A parent information session will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the District 97 Administration Building, 260 Madison St. Flyer: Feb. 13 Parent Information Session
  • General Process for Early Kindergarten/First Grade Admission:
    • Parent proves residency in District 97.
    • Parent submits a written request for early admission.
    • Parent completes the district's early admission application.
    • After the request is received, families must complete all required paperwork by May 1, 2019.
    • Families seeking evaluation after May 1 must enroll in an age-appropriate school program, and students will be considered in the first six weeks from the onset of that school year.
  • The school district will confirm request for consideration and notify parents or guardians outlining the procedures of evaluation. (The procedures for evaluation for acceleration are based on the research from the Iowa Exceleration Scale, 3rd Edition. The measures take into consideration various indicator that determine student readiness for acceleration.)

Transfer Students:

  • Please download, complete and sign this Request for Records and turn it in to your old school prior to attending a registration event so that they may send us the student's records.
  • The IL transfer form is required for any transfer student coming from another IL public school. This form will come from the old school. 
  • Bring in all other required documents to district office during a Registration event (see list below); no appointment needed or accepted.
    • Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Returning Students:

  • Access your infosnap account from the link sent to your email in May of 2019 titled, “Returning Student Registration for [your student's name].”
  • Verify information; upload documents where required.
  • Hit submit.

Already have a snapcode? Click the link below to log in to your infosnap account. Once you are able to hit submit on the online portion, the student is completely enrolled.

IMPORTANT: Proof of residency will be due for renters, "Lives with Oak Park Residents," and those who are in lieu of a lease by or before Aug. 1, 2019. Documents can be scanned and emailed to [email protected] with your student’s name in the subject head. The district has also designated special “Upload Days” to assist families with uploading their documents or submitting their online registration (dates listed below). Walk-ins will not be accepted for this process. 

Required Residency Documents for Returning Students 

  • Renters: Updated lease and one recent utility bill or monthly generated document 
  • Lives With Oak Park Resident: Signed "Lives with Oak Park Resident" form, main residency document of the person you are residing with, and one utility or major piece of mail with your name to that address. Please consult the “Lives with Resident” form for a complete list of acceptable documents. 
  • In Lieu of Lease: For families who have inherited residences, please submit the “In Lieu of Lease” form, and two recent utility bills with your name to that address. 
  • Homeowners do not have to prove residency this year. 

Need Help Uploading Residency Documents? The district will have special office hours designated to helping families scan and upload their updated documents.

REMEMBER: Students are not considered re-enrolled until you hit submit. No schedules or class lists will be generated to students who are not 100-percent registered, including residency clearance.

Early Childhood Students:

  • Must be eligible and approved by Michele Suedbeck
  • Must have an IEP or a cognitive, developmental, or special need
  • Once approved by Michele Suedbeck, click on the year you would like to enroll to schedule your appointment and bring in your required documents
  • Fall 2018-19 School Year

PreK Students:

  • Families must complete the screening process. For additional information about this process, please email or call the Collaboration for Early Childhood at (708) 613-6122
  • Must be eligible and approved by Jill Pacyna.
  • Must be 3 by September 1 and not age-eligible for kindergarten (5 by September 1).
  • Once approved by Jill Pacyna, click on the year you would like to enroll to schedule your appointment and bring in your required documents: